Sunday, June 01, 2008

Roooooox-an(n)e & Alegría!

While some of you might be thining that I'm singing "Roxanne" by the "Police" at the top of my lungs?... Well, I am... Sorta. Although the feeling is more like Alegría! ("joy" or "jubilation" in Spanish).
I told you in this post that I would do my utmost to see a childhood friend of mine that I have not seen for about 10 years (+/- a few months). And it's going to happen. Yes. This coming Wednesday, I'm taking the TVG (fast train) to Paris to meet up with Roxane.
She's been doing quite a bit of travelling lately for the Cirque du Soleil, although she's - ahem - supposed to be "retired"? I guess she just likes doing gigs here and there, and if people ask for you, then go for it. I'm sure that she didn't expect it to have this much business, though. In the past 3 weeks, she's been to Dubai, Cologne, Monaco and next week, just after I meet her, she'll be in Russia.


Here's a photo that she sent me from Dubai at the souk (market). I hope she doesn't mind my putting up pictures of her. I'm just proud of her and I always believed in her. Being a singer can be a tough life, but that was all she ever wanted. And she made it. No, she's not a "rock star" per say, but I don't think she wanted that, really. I have a huge respect for that. She's damn good at what she does. Some people can sing only ballads, or rock, or soul. She can sing anything and make it sound like it should. Amazing!
And now, in her costume, ready for the show in Cologne. What a cute extra-terrestrial she makes :)
All I can say is that we'll have very little sleep in Paris, compensated with a lot of chatting and a few bottles of good red wine!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a nice trip to Paris,say hello from me to Roxanne,I wish I could be there.KH

CanadianSwiss said...

Dad: You still have time to catch a flight and join us, you know ;) And our hotel is in Montmartre. I remember the pictures of you, just before you left to Canada. Many were also taken in that area.

Anonymous said...

enjoy paris ....and your friend of course....

and ....say dale that we will pop in the next time in CH and sit on THAT sofa and have a bubbly...or two...or three....

enjoy and love from the hot north
swissmiss

Ginnie said...

OOOOOOOOH. There's nothing quite like being loved by a friend! I can just imagine what your meet-up was like (yesterday, I assume). "Alegria" is one of my favorite Cirque shows. I wonder if she was in the one we saw (was it in Atlanta that we saw it??). What an experience of a lifetime. Yay for friendship and JOY!

CanadianSwiss said...

Dad: Just a small correction on my previous comment: We were in Montparnasse. Sorry about that... Must have been the excitement :)

Swissmiss: We had a fantastic time, thanks. Looking forward to a (few) glas(ses) of bubbly with you! Maybe some chicken wings to go with that?? ;)

Ginnie: We spent two fun days together and had a lot of catching up to do. Actually, she performed only in Vegas in the show "O", so that you couldn't have seen her on stage in Atlanta. But now that she's back in Canada, she does gigs (f.e. big events) for the Cirque that can include songs from all their shows.

Expat Traveler said...

How much fun!!! That must be very exciting for you! Corteo is in Vancouver and I go past it every day on the sky train.

I wonder how different the two shows are...

Expat Traveler said...

IT seems I always miss these posts! I swear I looked and didn't find anything. I must have been a few minutes too early... ;-)